Will Blindness Ever Be Cured?

Has anyone been cured blindness?

While 80% of visual impairment can be prevented or cured, there remains 20% of cases for which there is currently no way of curing.

A range of conditions exists where those who develop them are faced with a gradual loss of vision until their impairment is so severe that they are effectively blind..

Can you reverse vision loss?

Once damaged, can your eyes be healed once more? There are many common conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, nearsightedness, farsightedness and more that our patients struggle with. Some conditions that involve eye damage or vision damage can be reversed while others can’t.

Can a blind person get an eye transplant and see again?

There is no such thing as a whole-eye transplant. The optic nerve, which goes directly to the brain, cannot be transplanted; and this nerve is damaged for many people who are blind.

Do blind people see black?

While only 18 percent of people with significant visual impairments are actually totally blind, most can at least perceive light. In other words, although we cannot see colors, shapes or people, we can still tell the difference between light and dark. You are probably wondering what light perception is exactly.

Why can’t we cure blindness?

The body only has limited means to repair nerve cells and no way to replace dead ones, so damage to the nervous system that causes blindness is considered permanent.